Warriors Fight Back to Defeat The University of the Sciences 72-70

Warriors Fight Back to Defeat The University of the Sciences 72-70

The Basics:
Score: Nyack 72 | USP 70
Nyack Record: 8-9
USP Record: 11-7
Location: Bowman Gymnasium 

Nyack, NY

Nyack Men's Hoops earned its third straight win Monday night by defeating the #3 Ranked Team in the CACC - The University of the Sciences (USP) at home 72-70.  The Warriors overcame a 20-point first half deficit to get the victory.  This marks the first time Nyack has defeated USP since February, 2012. 

The Warriors displayed another efficient shooting night finishing 49% from the field, 47% from 3-point land and 82.4% from the charity stripe.   

How It Happened:
Four Warriors registered double-figures tonight led by Imran Ritchie (Uniondale, NY) with a team high 16 points.  Robert Tyler (Beltsville, MD) added 14 points.  Shawn Witherspoon registered 12 points and 6 rebounds while Ga'Briel Chandler (Atlantic City, NJ) added 10 points.    

USP took control of the game from the tip amassing a 20-point lead (35-15) at the 6:56 mark in the first half of play.  The Warriors would cut the deficit to 46-31 at half-time.  

In the second-half the Warriors continued to battle their way back into the game.  A Rob Tyler 3-point shot at the 5:36 mark gave Nyack a 68-66 advantage and their first lead of the game. 

With under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Imran Ritchie scored on a drive to the rim.  The Warriors followed that up with a huge defensive stop.  Dante Agnew's two clutch free throw's in the final seconds would then secure the Warriors 72-70 victory. 

Nyack won the Points off Turnovers battle: 28-14.  The Warriors also held the advantage in Second Chance Points: 13-3

Up Next:
The Warriors hit the road to face local rival Dominican College on Thursday, January, 28th.  Tip-off is slated for 7:30pm for this Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match-up. Tune in to support your Warriors!


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